Mytholmroyd railway station

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Mytholmroyd National Rail
Mytholmroyd
Platform 1 at Mytholmroyd
Location
Place Mytholmroyd
Local authority Calderdale
Coordinates 53°43′45″N 1°58′55″W / 53.729120°N 1.981840°W / 53.729120; -1.981840Coordinates: 53°43′45″N 1°58′55″W / 53.729120°N 1.981840°W / 53.729120; -1.981840
Grid reference SE012258
Operations
Station code MYT
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   0.101 million
2005/06 Increase 0.107 million
2006/07 Decrease 0.106 million
2007/08 Increase 0.113 million
2008/09 Increase 0.143 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.133 million
2010/11 Increase 0.148 million
2011/12 Increase 0.159 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.158 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE West Yorkshire (Metro)
Zone 5
History
Original company Manchester and Leeds Railway
Pre-grouping Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
5 October 1840 Line opened
May 1847 Station opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Mytholmroyd from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Mytholmroyd railway station serves the towns of Mytholmroyd, Luddendenfoot, Midgley, Cragg Vale, and surrounding areas. It has disabled access via ramps instead of steps on both platforms,[citation needed] although the station is the only one to be built on a viaduct. It lies on the Caldervale Line operated by Northern Rail and is situated 7.5 miles (12 km) west of Halifax and 25 miles (40 km) west of Leeds.

History[edit]

The Manchester and Leeds Railway (M&LR) was opened in stages. The section between Normanton and Hebden Bridge was opened on 5 October 1840 and completed in 1841, without a station between Luddendenfoot and Hebden Bridge.[1] In October 29-4, the first arch of the viaduct on the access ramp was cleaned, the path was extended and new fencing was installed.

The old station building
Mytholmroyd station - geograph.org.uk - 660879.jpg

The station was opened by the M&LR in May 1847;[2] within a few weeks of this, the company became the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway.[3]

Facilities[edit]

The entrance to the station is by way of two long paths from each side of the Mytholmroyd Viaduct. The original station building (as seen above) included a ticket office, as the main entrance to both platforms. The station building was later closed and tickets had to be purchased on the train but later sheltered ticket machines were installed on platform 2, payable by card. Northern Rail's online 'click and collect' system Application, allows the user to purchase tickets, which are then collected on Platform 2. Two Live information screens have been added showing the trains service, type and stops / calls. In 2013, a bicycle area was added at the top of one of the ramps, covered by CCTV.[citation needed]

There is an active station user group - Mytholmroyd Station Partnership, which has enhanced the station area with gardens, flower tubs and school art - including the Northern Mosaic by students from Calder High School.[4] A car park, at the top of platform 2 access road, which engineers use to get machinery onto the tracks in the area, can hold around 20 cars.

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Old station building at Mytholmroyd Station - geograph.org.uk - 1042064.jpg

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marshall, John (1969). The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, volume 1. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. pp. 48–50. ISBN 0-7153-4352-1. 
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 166. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  3. ^ Marshall 1969, p. 65
  4. ^ "Renovated murals back at railway station - Hebden Bridge Today". www.hebdenbridgetimes.co.uk. Retrieved 31 January 2009. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Hebden Bridge   Northern Rail
Caldervale Line
  Sowerby Bridge
Historical railways
Hebden Bridge   L&YR
Caldervale Line
  Luddendenfoot